ABOUT US

Oregon Surgical Specialists

More than 40 years ago, Oregon Surgical Specialists, PC was founded on the principle of delivering high quality surgical care in a comfortable and compassionate atmosphere. Today, we are even more motivated in our training, providing cutting-edge general, vascular and endovascular procedures to our patients.

Team PHILOSOPHY

Today’s surgeon works as a team member in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of a patient. Working with primary care providers, gastroenterologists, radiologists, oncologists, cardiologists and many other specialty practitioners to provide the individual care each patient requires.

Specialized Expertise

Trends in surgical care have lead to more focused sub-specialties which provide even more expertise for the treatment of our patients. Sub-specialties at Oregon Surgical include vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, oncologic (cancer) surgery, and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, including bariatric surgery. The depth of surgical experience at Oregon Surgical Specialists is unmatched in our region.

Technological Advancements

Our surgeons have been instrumental in the technological advancements made in surgical procedures—from minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic surgery to vascular stenting and angioplasty. When the endoluminal aortic graft was approved to use by the FDA in 1999, the vascular surgeons of Oregon Surgical Specialists were one of the first in the country to be invited in exclusive training to use this device.  Based on the number of cases and their complexities, Oregon Surgical Specialists has the largest experience of implanting FDA approved endoluminal grafts in the entire Pacific Northwest.

Our Surgeons

Leaders in general and vascular surgery.

Our goal at Oregon Surgical Specialists is to provide the most advanced diagnostic technology and progressive surgical techniques available in a compassionate environment. Optimizing every patient’s experience is important to us.

David L, Street, MD, FACS

David L, Street, MD, FACS

General and Vascular Surgeon

A native Californian, Dr. Street received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California in Davis, CA. He was a surgical intern and resident at UC Davis. Dr. Street was a Research Fellow and Clinical Fellow in vascular surgery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery with added qualifications in general vascular surgery. Read More...

Dr. Street holds professional memberships in the Oregon Medical Association, the Jackson County Medical Society, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society, American Association of Vascular Surgery, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Street was the first surgeon in Southern Oregon to perform both laparoscopic and endovascular surgery. He continually brings new technology in minimally invasive surgical procedures to the Rogue Valley. An expert laparoscopic surgeon, he has now educated many surgeons throughout the world in the method for performing several different surgical procedures.

Dr. Street and his wife have been married for over 30 years and they have three grown children together. Dr. Street’s favorites hobbies include golf and fly fishing.

William E. Faught, MD, FACS

William E. Faught, MD, FACS

General and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Faught received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, earning both with academic honors. He served his internship and residency in general surgery at The University of Utah Medical Center and completed his Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery at Read More...

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Dr. Faught is board-certified in General Surgery with a Certificate of added qualifications in Vascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery.

David K. Traul, MD, FACS

David K. Traul, MD, FACS

General and Vascular Surgeon

A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Traul received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his general surgery residency and Surgical Research Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed an additional Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Dr. Traul is board-certified in General Surgery with a Certificate of added qualifications in Vascular Surgery.Read More...

During his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he was actively involved with the pre-FDA approval clinical trials for endoluminal aortic grafts. This experience was instrumental in establishing Oregon Surgical Specialists as one of the first practices to offer this procedure to the public after the FDA approved the device in September 1999. Dr. Traul is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons,as well as a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the International Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Traul is an outdoor enthusiast. The love of the outdoors is shared by his wife, Lena, and two sons who are learning to ski and bike ride right along with their parents. Dr. Traul has played the piano and keyboard for years. Occasionally, he has been known to make appearances in a local all-physician rock and roll band as their keyboardist.

Mark A. Eaton, MD, FACS

Mark A. Eaton, MD, FACS

General and Vascular Surgeon

Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Eaton received his medical degree with honors at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. As a senior medical student, he participated in a “Surgical Externship” at El Centro Medical National in Mexico City. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX and his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, TN. Read More...

Dr. Eaton is board-certified in General Surgery with a Certificate of added qualifications in Vascular Surgery. He is Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Eaton is also the Chairman of Surgery at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Easton is also the Trauma Director for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Eaton and his wife, Shelly, moved to the Rogue Valley in the late 1990s. Both college athletes, they enjoy the wealth of outdoor activities available in Southern Oregon. In his spare time, Dr. Eaton enjoys working out at the gym and playing his guitar. He also plays the drums in an all-physician rock band. Dr. Eaton and his wife are the proud parents of two boys.

Juan M. Castillo, MD, FACS

Juan M. Castillo, MD, FACS

General and Vascular Surgeon

Originally from New York, Dr. Castillo received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and his medical degree from New York University Medical Center, where he also completed his Fellowship in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Castillo served his surgical residency at the Read More...

University of Southwestern Medical Center’s Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He is board-certified in General Surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Castillo is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the International Society for Vascular Surgery and American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is currently the Chairman for the Joint Cancer Committee of Medford, Oregon.

Dr. Castillo enjoys the mountains and many outdoor activities such as hiking and running. However, in recent years he has discovered a love of Cross Fit. He also enjoys skiing, biking, and cooking. Dr. Castillo and his wife, Sherry Jo (a local Family Practice physician) moved to this area to enjoy the benefits of living in a small community. They have five daughters.

Nancy C. ONeal, MD, FACS

Nancy C. ONeal, MD, FACS

General Surgeon

Dr. ONeal graduated from medical school Alpha Omega Alpha. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, and completed her surgical residency at Parkland Memorial, a University of Texas Southwestern Medical hospital. Read More...

Dr. ONeal is board-certified in General Surgery. She is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology as well as the American Society of Breast Surgeons.  

Mitchell M. Plummer, MD

Mitchell M. Plummer, MD

General and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Plummer graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington. He completed his General and Vascular Surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, (UTSW) which is where he also received his Vascular Fellowship.  Read More...

Dr. Plummer graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington; active member of the American College of Surgery and the Society of Vascular Surgery. He was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, training fellows and residents in advanced vascular techniques at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas where he also pursued numerous clinical research projects.

 

Our Clinical Team

Caring. Knowledgeable. Compassionate. Within minutes of meeting the clinical team at Oregon Surgical Specialists you will come to understand that their work is more than simply a job. Individually and together as a team they share a unique combination of the highest qualities of caring, knowledge, and compassion for our patients.

Reeger Cortell, MSN, FNP

Reeger Cortell, MSN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Reeger Cortell graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with a master’s degree in nursing and family nurse practitioner certification and she leads our wonderful Southern Oregon Bariatric Center (SOBC) team. Reeger’s focus at SOBC is to provide continuity of care for SOBC patients during the entire length of their treatment phase; including pre-operative medical evaluation and education, assistance during surgery, as well as short and long-term post-operative care.

 

 

Stephani Cook, PA-C

Stephani Cook, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Stephani is originally from the Salt Lake City area and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Utah.   She spent nearly a decade enjoying the great outdoors while working as a professional ski patroller and wildland firefighter before attending PA school.  Stephani received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Salus University in Philadelphia.  Stephani is a member the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants.

Stephani, her husband Caleb, and their dog Arlo relocated to Southern Oregon in 2012 where they enjoy skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Jeffery Herbert, PA-C

Jeffery Herbert, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Jeff is a native Oregonian having grown up in Eugene where he graduated from the University of Oregon,  in 1981 with Bachelor of Science, Biology. He completed his Physician Assistant Program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 1997 and after a couple years working in Orthopedics he joined Oregon Surgical Specialists in 1999.

In his spare time Jeff enjoys hiking, camping, natural history, cooking and wine appreciation.

 

Natalie Baxter, PA-C

Natalie Baxter, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Natalie grew up just west of Hillsboro, Oregon. She spent several years as a registered nurse in cardiology in Portland, OR and in a cardiac ICU Salt Lake City, UT. In 2008 she graduated from Pacific University’s physician assistant program and for the next five years cared for dialysis patients as part of a busy nephrology practice. In 2014 Natalie attended the Geisinger post-graduate surgical residency program for physician assistants in Pennsylvania. Upon graduation she joined Oregon Surgical Specialists.

Natalie enjoys road biking and visiting family. She also enjoys providing excellent patient care with Oregon Surgical Specialists.

Kelcey Young, PA-C

Kelcey Young, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Kelsey grew up in Tafuna, American Samoa and completed her undergraduate studies at Abilene Christian University. She completed the Physician Assistant program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 2013 Kelsey also completed the Geisinger post-graduate surgical residency program for physician assistants in Pennsylvania.

Kelsey joined OSS in 2014 and in her free time is a voracious reader, enjoys running outdoors and East Coast swing dancing.

 

Alexandra Lanzi, PA-C

Alexandra Lanzi, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Alexandra is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She earned her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL in 2015.  Shortly thereafter she moved to Southern Oregon to join the Oregon Surgical Specialist team.

 

Brittany Lanzi, PA-C

Brittany Lanzi, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Brittany is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She earned her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL in 2015.  Shortly thereafter she moved to Southern Oregon to join the Oregon Surgical Specialist team.

When not in the operating room, Brittany enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking and skiing.

 

Our Partners

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

For nearly 50 years Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has played a significant role in the lives of people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Through high-quality services and leading-edge technology, Asante Rogue Regional provides superb medical care with genuine human compassion. As the regional referral center for nine counties, Asante Rogue Regional has earned a reputation for expertise in cardiovascular care and many other medical specialties.

Southern Oregon Bariatric Center

If you are searching for a leading bariatric surgeon in Oregon, your search is over. Southern Oregon Bariatric Center is home to four certified bariatric surgeons who are experts in bariatric surgery techniques. Their goal is to provide  appropriate personalized care in the least invasive manner possible. They are leaders in laparoscopic surgery—the minimally invasive approach to surgery. Patients who are candidates for this minimally invasive technique benefit from smaller incisions, reduced pain and scarring, and typically recover quickly.

Advanced Vein Center

If you have varicose or spider veins, you’re not alone — over 40 million Americans have the same health issue. The good news is that today’s technology provides a variety of non-invasive solutions which make treatment easier. Visit the Advanced Vein Center for information about varicose and spider vein health issues and the vein treatments.

Cardiovascular Institute

The Cardiovascular Institute of Southern Oregon was formed in 2004 and facilitated the partnership of distinguished cardiologists from Southern Oregon Cardiology with renowned vascular surgeons from Oregon Surgical Specialists. The partnership is further strengthened through the participation of Asante Rogue Regional, one of the nation’s 100 top Cardiovascular Hospitals.

Surgery Center of Southern Oregon

The Surgery Center of Southern Oregon (SCSO) was established in 1997 to better meet the needs of the patients in Southern Oregon and Northern California who require Outpatient surgery. Their facility combines the most advanced technology, treatment, advanced surgery techniques, and physician expertise in the most cost effective setting.